Nicholas Denunzio, MD, PhD
Director of Proton Therapy
Hackensack University Medical Center
John Theurer Cancer Center

Board-certified radiation oncologist leading proton radiotherapy service development for the Hackensack Meridian Health Network. Research interests include proton therapy in managing pediatric and adult malignancies, normal tissue tolerances in the re-irradiation setting, personalized medicine/adaptive radiotherapy, and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS, SBRT) to treat primary and oligometastatic disease states. Other professional interests include clinical practice guideline development and education of medical professionals and the general public on the practice of radiation medicine.

Resident (previously held)
University of Rochester Medical Center

Predoctoral Trainee (previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics

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  1. Subramanian S, Parikh P, Kra JA, Maldjian PD, Walther S, Kim S, DeNunzio NJ, Abrams MJ, Braunstein SE, Gunther JR, Mattes MD. Evaluation of a Radiation Oncology Microclerkship as a Component of Medical Student Education. J Cancer Educ. 2023 Dec; 38(6):1861-1864. PMID: 37468769
  2. Baliga S, Adams JA, Bajaj BVM, Van Benthuysen L, Daartz J, Gallotto SL, Lewy JR, DeNunzio N, Weyman EA, Lawell MP, Palmer JD, Yeap BY, Ebb DH, Huang MS, Perry AF, MacDonald SM, Jones RM, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI. Patterns of failure in pediatric medulloblastoma and implications for hippocampal sparing. Cancer. 2023 Mar 01; 129(5):764-770. PMID: 36504293; PMCID: PMC10107770; DOI: 10.1002/cncr.34574;
  3. Connor M, Paulino AC, Ermoian RP, Hartsell WF, Indelicato DJ, Perkins S, Mangona V, DeNunzio N, Laack NN, Hill-Kayser C, Kwok Y, Chang JH, Yock T, MacEwan I. Variation in Proton Craniospinal Irradiation Practice Patterns in the United States: A Pediatric Proton Consortium Registry (PPCR) Study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 03 15; 112(4):901-912. PMID: 34808253
  4. Puthenpura V, DeNunzio NJ, Zeng X, Giantsoudi D, Aboian M, Ebb D, Kahle KT, Yock TI, Marks AM. Radiation Necrosis with Proton Therapy in a Patient with Aarskog-Scott Syndrome and Medulloblastoma. Int J Part Ther. 2022; 8(3):58-65. PMID: 35127977; PMCID: PMC8768897; DOI: 10.14338/IJPT-21-00013.1;
  5. Boyd GH, Rand AE, DeNunzio NJ, Agarwal A, Hirsch AE. The Radiation Oncology Mentorship Initiative: Analysis of a Formal Mentoring Initiative for Medical Students Interested in Radiation Oncology. J Cancer Educ. 2020 10; 35(5):893-896.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31087258
  6. DeNunzio NJ, Yock TI. Modern Radiotherapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jun 11; 12(6). PMID: 32545204; PMCID: PMC7352417; DOI: 10.3390/cancers12061533;
  7. Simone CB, Bogart JA, Cabrera AR, Daly ME, DeNunzio NJ, Detterbeck F, Faivre-Finn C, Gatschet N, Gore E, Jabbour SK, Kruser TJ, Schneider BJ, Slotman B, Turrisi A, Wu AJ, Zeng J, Rosenzweig KE. Radiation Therapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer: An ASTRO Clinical Practice Guideline. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2020 May - Jun; 10(3):158-173. PMID: 32222430; PMCID: PMC10915746; DOI: 10.1016/j.prro.2020.02.009;
  8. Budnik J, DeNunzio NJ, Singh DP, Milano MT. Second Primary Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer After Head and Neck Cancer: A Population-Based Study of Clinical and Pathologic Characteristics and Survival Outcomes in 3597 Patients. Clin Lung Cancer. 2020 05; 21(3):195-203. PMID: 30914310
  9. Hirsch AE, Agarwal A, Rand AE, DeNunzio NJ, Patel KR, Truong MT, Russo GA, Kachnic LA. Medical student mentorship in radiation oncology at a single academic institution: A 10-year analysis. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015 May-Jun; 5(3):e163-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25413397; DOI: 10.1016/j.prro.2014.08.005;
  10. Agarwal A, DeNunzio NJ, Ahuja D, Hirsch AE. Beyond the standard curriculum: a review of available opportunities for medical students to prepare for a career in radiation oncology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jan 1; 88(1):39-44.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24331649; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.08.003;
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